Hello my lovely ladies. It’s been a while since I have done a post, summer is a crazy time for work and life in general so I haven’t had a chance to sit down at my little laptop and spew my thoughts for all of you guys to read, but I had to make time to post about my second Trunk Club that I received last week. This time around it is really hard for me to decide on some items, and I need your help! So please let me know what you think I should keep because I sure as hell just can’t make a decision right now and the clock is ticking folks! I need to get this sucker back in the mail like yesterday so I don’t get charged for everything…
If you are sitting here thinking what the heck is Trunk Club? I will give you a brief rundown of how it works. Trunk Club is a company that is owned by Nordstrom. You sign up via the website, or app and get set up with your own personal stylist that you will talk to directly and will have you answer a ton of questions about size, lifestyle, budget, etc. to get an idea of what you are looking for. Your Trunk of goodness will arrive and you have 10 days to try everything on in the comfort of your own home, after that, you keep what you want, and send back what you don’t- easy as pie (whatever easy as pie is supposed to mean).
Okay so when my wonderful stylist Sharitty sent me the preview of my Trunk this time, I decided to not take anything out, even though there were some items in there that I was sure I wasn’t going to like, but I wanted to give everything a shot.. So let’s dive into the good, the bad and the ugly.
1: Splendid Swing Tank: Size XS $58.00 This tank top is amazing. It’s also super expensive, but I am going to have to splurge on it because I have to have it. The pictures don’t really do it justice but it has the perfect fit and flowyness going on with it. This piece is the one I am for sure keeping, and I have already wore it. Warning- don’t eat spaghetti while wearing it, No one gave me the memo about no spaghetti and now my shirt has two little sauce stains from swinging noodles… thank god they are extremely tiny or else I might have cried . – Total keeper!
2: Splendid Slub Knit off the shoulder top: Size XS $78.00
So when I saw this top in my preview, I was super excited, I have been wanting an off the shoulder top for so long, and I couldn’t wait to try it on. I just knew it was going to be a keeper. When I tried it on, I felt the same way, BUT… There’s a big BUT going on here, it has been hanging in my closet for a week and I haven’t wore it yet because of a few reasons, number one: I don’t own a decent strapless bra, and number two: because I am long over due for a boob job, me and strapless bra’s aren’t really best friends. I have thought about just wearing a bra with it and letting the straps show but for $78.00 I just can’t keep it. Seriously makes my heart sink a little saying that, but I have to send it back. Maybe in the future after if I ever get a boob job I will run out any buy this shirt immediately. -Pretty sure it’s going back
3: Topshop Wise Platform Wedge Sandal: Size 6.5 $85.00
When I saw these in the preview I wasn’t super thrilled about the cork wedge, I’ve never been a big fan of cork, but when I tried these on they were so incredibly comfortable that I really had to think about it. I knew at home that I had some very similar black wedges that have a strap around the ankle, not a tie, but they are so similar that there’s no point of me keeping these. – Sending back.
4: Topshop Billie Chambray Shirt: Size 2 $50.00
I was also really excited when I saw this shirt in my preview, it’s not crazy expensive, and I always need a great botton up shirt. If this shirt wasn’t massively huge on me, I would have totally kept it. I literally had to fold the shirt over in the back and tuck it in so I didn’t look totally ridiculous in the pictures. – Sending back because of fit issues.
5: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace up Flat: Size 6.5 $69.95
Yet another Item that I was sure I would be keeping, if you keep reading ahead (spoiler alert) Sharitty also sent me a pair in black. My biggest worry was how to decide between the two, or if I should keep both. When I first tried them on the fit just wasn’t quite right, I felt like they were slightly too big. I have just been dying for the right pair of lace up flats, and I’m feeling like a mixture or goldilocks and cinderella here. The first pair Stitch Fix sent were too expensive, but the fit and style was perfect, and these the fit seems a little off. The super pointy toe makes my small feet like huge. To be honest though when I put them back on to take these pictures, the fit wasn’t as bad as I though they were, so before I do send them back I am going to give them one last shot. If I do keep a pair, it will most likely be the nude ones. Why am I having such a hard time deciding this time around. – Probably sending back, but still not 100% decided.
6: Topshop Scallop Frill Tee: Size 2: $25.00
This top is cute, but it’s really boxy and a lot shorter then it looks in the pictures. I’ve got an hourglass figure, so this isn’t super flattering on me. I love the price, and the scallop cut edges are super cute and fun, but it’s just not for me. – Sending Back
7: Topshop Cigarette Trousers: Size 4: $38.00
When I saw these in the preview I had mixed emotions, but since I have been doing a total closet re-do over the last few months, I have only been stocking up my closet with various jeans, and my wardrobe is seriously lacking some non-jean pants. Now these pants on a “normal size” person I think are supposed to be “ankle” pants. But on me they actually skim the tops of my shoes, which kind of works? Maybe? These pants are high rise, which lately I have been obsessed with. They fit like a glove, the price is amazing, so I am keeping these. I am just wondering if I should go get them hemmed a little bit? What do you guys think? – Already hanging in my closet with the tags off.
8: Steve Madden Sunshine Lace up Flat: Size 6.5: $69.95
These are the same as the nude flats in black. I so wished that these shoes fit me perfect because I would totally keep both pairs. As I am writing this I am making a mental note to run upstairs and try on the nude flats again before I box everything up this morning to drop off at UPS. Usually I am pretty decisive when it comes to clothes but this trunk is totally throwing me through a loop, and I don’t know why? I think I am just wanting these items to work more then they actually are working. Verdict on the shoes? Black ones are going back for sure, nude ones are maybe going back.
9: Topshop Tie Detail Crop Camisole: Size 2: $22.00
Again, I’m torn on this top. I’m not one to “run around town” in a crop top, but we do have a boat that we go out on all of the time so I was thinking it might be fun for that? At first I was thinking that this would be a keeper. Simply because it is super cute, and it only $22.00 but realistically, I think if I kept it, it would just stay hanging in my closet and I would never actually wear it. Like the black off the shoulder top, it’s a top that I want to work so bad, but I need to just realize that I am not in my 20’s and this top will never be appropriate for me to wear. Sorry cute little striped top but you have to go find a new home somewhere else. – Returning.
10: Kate Spade Stripe Swing Top: Size XS: $85.00
This top would be really cute if it didn’t stick straight out on the sides by it’s self. In the first picture where I am holding the edges, the shirt literally is made to hold that wide shape by itself. I don’t know what Kate Spade is trying to accomplish with this shirt, but since I’m not in the market for a shirt that makes me over 2 feet wide, it has to go. If this shirt was flowy, and just hung straight down it would be a total keeper. – Returning
11: Current/Elliott “The Ballet” Flounce Hem Cotton Tank: Size 1: $138.00
I can’t believe that this top is a size 1. This shirt does absolutely nothing for me, I’m not in love with anything about this shirt. It’s overpriced, the material is weird, it has frayed hems- which I hate, and it’s not flattering at all. Enough said, this shirt is going back.12: Free People Silver Springs Shorts: Size XS: $88.00
These shorts are not my style at all. They are not flattering, for being a size XS they are really huge. I’m on the wider side in my hips and butt, so shorts are always a hit or a miss for me. The one thing they have going for them is that they are super comfortable, but that’s all. Bye Bye shorts, it’s been real. – Returning13: CeCe Natalia Beaded Off the Shoulder Dress: Size 2: $158.00
I knew when I saw the preview that I would probably be sending this dress back. When I tried it on, I actually liked it a little bit more then I thought I would, but when it comes down to it, this is just too much dress for my body. The color is amazing, I have always loved this color of pink. The off the shoulder/ strapless bra thing is an issue too, but I do really like the look of it. I feel like if this dress was a little bit cheaper, shorter, and just all around had less fabric, I might keep it. But this one has to go as well. – Returning.
So at this point I need to get everything boxed up and sent back. I am really second guessing myself on the black off the shoulder top and the nude flats- I just can’t make a decision. If the black top was just a little bit cheaper I feel like I would keep it no questions asked, but I don’t want to spend $78.00 on a shirt that I might not wear. Another thing to think about is that there’s a Nordstrom about 10 minutes from my house and can return anything back to them as well, so I might need some more time to think about those 2 items. What do you guys think? Please let me know what I should do because I sure as hell can not make a decision right now. I also just got my 5th Stitch Fix box in the mail and It has some really great items in it as well. Trunk Club should totally offer a discount on clothing and it would be so much easier to keep a lot of items, like it is with Stitch Fix… I am so happy that my stylist sent me some items at a lower price point this time, and I feel like were still in the “getting to know each other” faze, But guess what, when my next Trunk comes around it will be fall, and we all know how fun and amazing fall clothes are so